Monumento Inca Pachacutec, Cusco

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CUSCO | Monumento Inca Pachacutec (The Pachacutec Monument), is a 11.5 metres tall bronze statue set atop a 22.40 metre stone tower, about a 25 minute walk from Cusco’s Plaza de Arams. It was built in 1991, and formed part of a wider historical reflection leading up to the 500th anniversary of the Spanish Invasion of Peru.

The base of the monument houses a museum which honours Inca Pachacutec and takes visitors through the history of his empire, Tawantinsuyo. The second floor depicts the vancestral coming forth from the Earth of the first Incas, while the third shows how they transformed the Andean world. The fourth floor is about Pachacutec’s consolidation of power in Cusco, and his vision of the city (which was designed to resemble a puma). The fifth floor deals with his death, and immediate repercussions, while the sixth floor deals with his lasting legacy.

At the top of the tower, visitors can walk outside onto the viewing deck for 360 degree views across Cusco.

Monumento Inca Pachacutec

Óvalo de Pachacutec
Cusco
Cusco 08000
Peru

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